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Press Release -- October 19th, 2015
Source: Level 3 Communications

Biosidus Modernizes its Communications with Level 3’s Videoconference Solutions

Argentine Company with Global Reach Chose Level 3 to Connect Representatives Worldwide with Videoconference Solution

Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, October 19, 2015 Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) announced an agreement and case study with leading biotechnology company Biosidus.

Over the past three decades, Biosidus has developed a global business for the supply of high-quality biopharmaceuticals, with exports to Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America markets. Biosidus’ global production plants and local administrative offices needed reliable connectivity and high definition videoconference services to facilitate communications between their various offices and global partners.

In 2014, based on its production growth, Biosidus decided to relocate its administrative offices from a production facility in the district of Almagro, to a corporate office building in the district of Munro, both in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This project required installation of videoconference rooms to connect operational plants in Bernal to production facilities in Almagro and to the new headquarter offices in Buenos Aires.

Biosidus’s previous communication technology was obsolete and the company needed an overhaul. The new headquarters configuration was the catalyst to create a simple and accessible communication solution for multiple devices at locations around the globe that enabled access from both public and private networks.

Level 3’s Enhanced Video Collaboration (EVC) was the solution of choice. In addition, Biosidus added a videoconference solution using Polycom equipment for four physical rooms that connected the plant locations of Almagro and Bernal with two rooms at the Munro facility. Multiple devices were integrated through the private network (MPLS), with collaborative access and a virtual videoconference room.

Biosidus has customers in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. In the near future they plan to open offices in Mexico, in addition to their office in Hong Kong.

Key Quotes:

Viviana Franco, IT Manager for Biosidus
“Level 3’s technology enables an ideal communication with our customers and amongst ourselves. Contacts have become more frequent, we see each other’s faces thus allowing warmer and more effective communications than email or phone. Level 3 provided us with an excellent quality of service, assistance and customer support throughout the process. In addition, we are achieving significant air ticket savings.”

Luis Piccolo, Vice President of Sales for Argentina, Chile, and Peru for Level 3
“Videoconference service creates a cultural evolution in the heart of an organization, and a remarkable improvement in the quality of communications processes. Biosidus embraced it at a fast pace, and is demonstrating how useful it is to their expanding business in different geographies.”

Additional Product Details
Level 3’s Enhanced Video Collaboration Solution provides the security, reliability and scalability of a private cloud, based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) technology that supports the service, and the flexibility and reach of the public Internet, offering optimal availability and accessibility.

Based on an easily adapted commercial plan, customers can purchase access to the Level 3 Enhanced Video Collaboration services through a monthly payment plan without any upfront investment or fixed costs. This allows companies to align costs based on their growth, and guarantees a steady flow of functional updates that minimize risks, be they operational or through technological obsolescence.

About Biosidus
Biosidus S.A. is a biotechnology company based in Argentina, which over the past three decades has developed a global business in the supply of high quality biopharmaceuticals over 30 countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Biosidus S.A. has two production sites and a robust pipeline of therapeutic proteins, in different stages of development. The company has built innovative technological platforms in the field of transgenic animals, gene therapy and biodiversity. Biosidus proprietary manufacturing processes and technologies rely on a solid IP policy which constitutes a significant competitive advantage in the scenario of biosimilars.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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The information contained under the caption “About Biosidus” has been provided by Biosidus, which is solely responsible for its content.

Forward-Looking Statement 
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3’s control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to: successfully integrate the tw telecom acquisition; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information
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